From the esteemed National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, an article released a couple of days ago, titled:
Under-12s are increasingly catching COVID-19. How sick are they getting and when will we be able to vaccinate them?
In this article we have such statements as these:
“But where does that leave children under 12? We know they’re making up a large proportion of new infections in Australia’s current outbreaks, which was not the case last year.”
“Throughout the pandemic, fortunately, we’ve seen children are very unlikely to get severely unwell or die from COVID-19.”
“Cases are on the rise among children in New South Wales, but to date this hasn’t been accompanied by a large increase in paediatric hospitalisations.”
“While the Delta variant is more infectious than other strains of the coronavirus, and more kids are becoming infected, there’s not a scientific consensus at this stage that it’s causing more severe disease in children.”
“One of the complications of COVID-19 is long COVID where a person experiences lasting symptoms such as breathlessness, anxiety and “brain fog” (reductions in attention and concentration). Reassuringly, a recent study found only a small proportion of children had symptoms beyond four weeks after their initial COVID infection, and almost all children had recovered by eight weeks.”
but then, here it comes:
“What about collective benefits? Will vaccinating young children reduce transmission in the community and improve our herd protection?”
“High vaccine coverage in the community will also benefit children by reducing the need for lockdowns and school closures, which we know can have negative effects on their education, socialisation and mental health.”
Most parents I know would give their lives to protect a child. In fact, I knew one that did, and it wasn’t even his own child.
Even after admitting that Covid (Delta) remains an extremely small risk to children, despite rising cases numbers, these ‘adults’ seem intent on exposing them to unknown long term risks of a new vaccine, in the drive for some mythical ‘Herd Immunity’ measure. I call it unnecessary, cowardly and even exploitative.
Has there ever before been a vaccine given to children, that wasn’t specifically for their direct benefit, but rather ‘for the greater good’, and to free them from government imposed tyranny?
It’s a poor reflection of where our society is…not that I needed much more proof.